Revisiting The Favourites

A couple of weeks ago I finished my second year of University, and at the end of it all I really wanted was to just sit down, watch an episode of Shadowhunters with a packet of revels, a glass of wine, and think of rereading the books that I read when I was fifteen. I…

The Comfort of Bookshops: Secondhand, Independent, Chain…

It’s so tempting to go straight to Amazon when you have a book in mind, to look for the best deal, to get it delivered to your door so that you have more time for actual reading. But yesterday I made the decision to go to the bookstores in my town with no set book…

What Makes A Book A Favourite?

Whenever anybody used to ask me what my favourite book was, I would straight away say Jane Eyre. It was an immediate response, I never had to think, the words just came out of my mouth and it was known to all around me that I was a Jane Eyre girl. But then they would…

A Little Trip to the Home of Jane Austen

A few weeks ago I made a trip to the house of Jane Austen in her home of Chawton, Hampshire. The house has been opened as a museum, and for under ten pounds you can wonder around the house’s garden, kitchen, bedrooms, drawing room, and more, while being able to look at famous objects such…

Everything Is Actually A Mess

How Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ can tell us more than what we thought it could The Comedy of Errors is often thought of as Shakespeare’s least linguistically rich text, that it doesn’t tell us as much about humanity as his others, that it is a bumbling production of humour and twins and escapism. But…

You Are Better Than You Think You Are

Why you need to stop doubting yourselfย  This post isn’t exactly a ‘book blog’ kind of post like I usually write, but it is something that I felt was quite necessary to write about. Because doubt is something I feel like so many people experience throughout their lives and it can be so so consuming….

How To Make Jane Austen Proud Of You

2017 is a new chance to be different, to do different things, think differently, act differently… but have you always wanted to be like a character from a Jane Austen novel? Well here is your chance. With the excuse of the new year, here are some tips in how to be like somebody straight out…

The Books I Really Want To Read In 2017

2017, it’s a new year, and a new chance to read the books all the books I’ve wanted to read, but never got round to in 2016, or the years before. It will happen this year though, it will. So, if you’re interested, here are the books that I think look wonderfulย and so are going…

A Book For…

A Book For… Unwinding and Relaxing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, illustrated edition A Book For… Staying Awake The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins A Book For… Falling Asleep A Room With A View, EM Forster A Book For…ย Learning Something About Yourself Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte A Book For… Feeling Comfy and Homely I Capture…

She Made A World From The Pages Of Her Books

She was seven years old, dodging puddles on the walk home, hopping over the cracks in the pavement, rushing to get away from school. She wanted to get away from the classes, and the nosy and the strict teachers, get away from all the other boys and girls. She wanted to go home, go in…